​Chemical Contaminant sampling and analysis of shellfish from classified areas 2013

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This study on chemical contaminants in shellfish from Scottish classified shellfish production areas, fulfils part of the requirements of EU member states (EU Regulations (EC) No.1881/2006 and (EC) No. 854/2004) to adopt appropriate monitoring measures and carry out compliance checks on shellfish produced for human consumption.

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Contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. They may be present as a result of its production, packaging, transport or holding.


Shellfish safety and sanitation

FSS is required, by European legislation, to undertake an extensive programme of Official Control monitoring of LBMs and marine phytoplankton (algae) from LBM harvesting waters.